Almost 20 million allocated to Meath County Council to improve the county's roads.
The total of €19,676,500 includes €9,478,000 for restoration improvement and €3,584,000 for discretionary grants for specific improvement grants. Meath is also one of only five counties which received an additional €1m to refurbish former national roads which will be allocated towards projects based on 2018 regional road survey results.
It includes an area specific grant under which the R155 Curragha which will receieve €200,000, Bettystown to Laytown Link road will get €400,000 and the R162 Navan to Kingscourt Road will recieve €200,000.
The plan also reveals a budget of 510,000 for bridge rehabilitation works on regional and local roads which will see improvements on various bridges around the county, as well as €275,000 for safety improvement works on regional and local roads.
Meath East TD, Regina Doherty also welcomed the announcement saying it reflects this Government’s ongoing commitment to the development of the county.
Other projects to receive funding include safety improvement works, training grant, community involvement scheme and drainage works.